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Just a heads up, tonight at 7PM will be our monthly ALERT meeting. Hope to see you there!

Members: Did you know that we have a separate website for ALERT members, where you can review meeting minutes and drafts?
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The most recent newsletter had information about our upcoming membership vote on the Constitutional Amendment on our November 14 meeting. As a reminder, both Operational and Support members who are current have voting rights in our organization.
In case you missed it, see more info below.

Excerpt from newsletter:

Proposed Amendment 6


On September 12, 2017 the ALERT Board of Directors met and following proposed amendment to the ALERT Bylaws was discussed and approved by unanimous vote of those attending: Casey Benefield, NZ20, Ronnie King, WX4RON, Johnnie Knobloch, KJ4OPX, Russell Thomas, KV4S, Dale Chambers, KD4QHZ and Mark Wells, WD4NYL.

In accordance with the Bylaws, notice is hereby given that the following Amendment will be considered and voted upon at the regular membership meeting on November 14th 2017.


Amendment 6

ARTICLE VIII


Section 1.

The Fourth Amendment of the ALERT Constitution and Bylaws is hereby repealed.


Section 2.

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, immediate past President, Trustee of the station and 2 operational “At Large” members appointed by the President.

The “At Large” members shall serve terms of one and two years, the two-year member being chosen every even year. And, are eligible for reappointment if so desired by the President.

The President shall appoint members to fill any vacancies occurring within the year


Section 3.

This action shall become effective July 2018.”


Rationale:

The 4th Amendment was originally created to compensate for the absence of a permanent member who at the time, had duties in another organization, and was unable to attend the board meetings. Later, that member stepped down, allowing for a new member to take his place.

By reverting to the original Board makeup it eliminates the possibility of a tie vote.

Section 3 prevents having to change composition of the Board in the current ALERT year.


For reference, current Amendment 4 reads as follows:

ARTICLE VIII

Section 2.


The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, immediate past President, Trustee of the station and 3 operational “At Large” members appointed by the President.

Two “At Large” members shall serve terms of one year and one “At Large” member shall serve for two years. The two-year member will be chosen every even year. Members are eligible for reappointment if so desired by the President.

The President shall appoint members to fill any vacancies occurring within the year.

(Ratified June 9, 2015)

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